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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

Guava Milkshake - Batido de Guayaba

Today was such a beautiful hot and sunny day. We went to a local farm to pick up some more plants for our kitchen garden and backyard. After organizing all of our plants into the car, we got home and decided we needed a large refreshing drink after moving them to their spots in the garden. I had picked up two perfectly ripe guavas the day before so guava milkshakes it was! This is one of my favorite milkshakes (batidos) to get in Costa Rica; it's cool, rich, and filling without being cloyingly sweet. 
Here's my recipe:

Guava Milkshake - Batido de Guayaba

Cooking for Kishore
Guava Milkshake - Batido de Guayaba


  • 2 Large Guavas, peeled & cubed
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Cup Cold Water
  • 2 Cups Ice
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar


  1. Puree in the blender the guava cubes, sugar, and water.
  2. Add the milk and the ice and blend till thick. Enjoy!
Yield: Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Cook time: 5 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.
Tags: batido, batido de guayaba, breakfast, cool drink, milkshake recipe, guava milkshake, summer drink recipe, summer drinks, latin recipes


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